An aspirant should not be completely blamed if s/he is not able to clear UPSC Prelims. There is gulf between what UPSC Prelims test series offer, and what UPSC actually expects from a candidate. Continue reading “UPSC Prelims 2020: Consistency tracker group”
I will try to keep this post in the rawest form possible, so that it does not remain merely a collection of beautifully stitched words! Continue reading “My close experience with her Depression and Anxiety attacks”
Two important prerequisites for a good score in UPSC Sociology are:
1. Basic conceptual clarity of Sociological concepts
2. Ability to smartly apply these concepts to Current Events
All questions in UPSC Sociology, 2019 were driven by CURRENT AFFAIRS!
Questions in UPSC Sociology 2019 were a smart mix of: Continue reading “UPSC Sociology 2019 analysis: High role of Current Affairs”
In USA senate hearing last year, Mark Zuckerberg used the term “Artificial Intelligence” 28 times. The term “trust’ occurred 20 times, “freedom” 4 times and “democracy” 3 times. Proliferation of everyday use of Artificial intelligence in the form of chat bots, Smart home systems etc lead us to realize that AI lives as a ‘non-human intelligent actor’ in the society.
We have created a Telegram channel dedicated to Sociology and Social Issues for clutter free materials, strategies and sociological dimensions of current affairs etc.
Link to the channel: https://t.me/SociologyAndSocialIssues
Sample articles shared below. Continue reading “Our All New Telegram Channel”
We are updating Sociological Articles on our Telegram Channel: https://t.me/SociologyAndSocialIssues
“Suppose you are the District Magistrate of ABC district having XYZ problem.” Must have come across this statement in Ethics paper. That’s where all this starts! Continue reading “Dedicated to those who just missed the UPSC final list!”
Gaurav Agarwal made online notes.
Anudeep Durishetty made online notes.
Images of their notes, below! Continue reading “Make handwritten notes online | Smart Preparation”
Data from Ministry of Women and Child Development suggest that out of 11649 adoption in India 6962 are girl child. A country which has stitched son meta preference as biological child, it seems strange superficially to find daughters are in demand for adoption. Continue reading “Towards a sociology of adoption”
Elections in India are like wars where you can’t afford to loose even a single battle. In American politics while there are obvious connections between economics and politics, In India the connections are more lopsided towards social factors.
For a long time Television remained the product for entertainment consumption, as least for our generation. Today this television is reorienting itself with avatars of Netflix and internet Web-vision. Continue reading “Netflixed Entertainment and its social reflections”
INFORMAL SECTOR is a sub-topic in UPSC Sociology Paper 2. Budget 2019 proposes a mega pension yojana namely ‘Pradhan Mantri Shram–Yogi Maandhan’ for the unorganised (informal) sector workers.
The 103rd Constitutional Amendment passed in Loksabha and Rajyasabha. It literally took a mere debate of 72 hours as a new policy got stamped in cabinet committee and went ahead to successfully garner crucial special majority in houses of Parliament.
UPSC Sociology Paper 1
George Orwell well iterated in his work 1984 “who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past“. Continue reading “Surveillance governance: Sociological reflections”
UPSC Sociology is a dynamic subject.
Therefore, merely reading textbooks is not sufficient. For value addition purpose it is imperative to make a repository of such articles for all possible topics mentioned in UPSC Sociology syllabus. Continue reading “Unable to access EPW article? Check this”
There are good chances that whatever NEW materials you read in the last 15 days may not add further value to your Mains marks. Continue reading “15 days to UPSC Mains – time to be more of YOURSELF”
How to use these notes?
There is a common confusion among many UPSC Sociology aspirants.
“I am preparing for UPSC Sociology. I went through the NCERTs, however,
I did not find it very useful.”
ANUDEEP DURISHETTY has secured first rank in UPSC Civil Services Examinations – 2017. This post dives deep into one of his ESSAY COPIES. Video link covering detailed analysis of the essay is given below. Continue reading “UPSC topper Anudeep Durishetty | Essay copy – 1 | What we can learn!”
Exam preparation involves spending long hours in a room, all alone. This exercise has to continue for months, may be years. And, you are expected to be mentally, physically and emotionally fit throughout the journey. That’s possible when your study room is clean, comfortable and is reverberating with positive energy. Continue reading “Useful stuffs for your study room | UPSC Preparation”
This post is a compilation of articles by Sociologists themselves. The articles are directly related to topics mentioned in UPSC syllabus. Smart reading of these first hand articles would help in opinion formation and analysis of questions asked in UPSC Mains, which is the trend now.
How to read these articles for maximum impact in UPSC Sociology-
This section would be updated on a regular basis!
How to use this document?
Whether you are a fresher or not, the right time is NOW
i.e. just after UPSC Mains.
Couple sell new born baby girl to settle hospital bill
[Please do not read it if you have cleared UPSC Prelims.] Continue reading “The latent advantage of failing in UPSC prelims!”
How to use these PDFs?
If you are not going through previous year questions of Sociology, you may be working hard, however, not smartly. Continue reading “[Books] UPSC Sociology & GS : Previous years’ questions”